|Wood burning Stoves - Essential
How big does the stove need to be?
|Is woodburning eco-friendly
Is it safe to buy on the Internet
Is my home suitable for a stove
How big does the stove need to be
Woodburning, Multi-fuel. What's the difference
Which Fuel is best
Can I burn coal
I live in a smoke control area, what's defra?
What is EN13240 & Does it affect me
Where can I buy wood
Which type of wood is best
Cast Iron or Steel - Which is best
Why should my chimney be lined
What is "Airwash"
What is "Cleanburn"
What is HETAS and how does it affect me
What size of flue do I need
I have not got a chimney
What clearances do I need around the stove
Do I need a hearth
Who should fit it, can I fit it myself
Do I need to inform the Local Council
|There are output calculations on
several websites; and we have had people in our showrooms
quoting some wildly inaccurate power outputs which they
have calculated using these websites - usually far too
much for comfort.
The traditional calculation used by stove specialists over the years is a kilowatt per fourteen cubic meters of room volume.
This calculation does not take into account the age of the house, it's insulation quality and the presence of other forms of heating in the house - often resulting in an stove far too powerful to use on all but the coldest conditions.
A centrally heated house, even when the heating is only infrequently used, never gets as cold as one without.
If the stove is too big for your particular requirements, it will spend all it's time turned down, resulting in blackened glass, tarred chimney (fire risk) and excessive smoke being issued from the chimney.
The old adage "What will do a lot, will do a little" is most definitely not appropriate for stoves.
Your Stove Specialist will be able to advise you on power requirements.